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Brighton CEO reveals mother with four kids and one laptop inspired £25,000 pledge to buy technology for homeschooling fans

Brighton have pledged £25,000 towards technology which will support parents struggling to homeschool their children in the local area. In the club’s latest act of goodwill to help fans through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seagulls will buy 100 computers for families low on electronic devices. With schools closed for the foreseeable future, online learning has […]

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Brighton have pledged £25,000 towards technology which will support parents struggling to homeschool their children in the local area.
In the club’s latest act of goodwill to help fans through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seagulls will buy 100 computers for families low on electronic devices.
Brighton have launched a number of charitable initiatives in recent monthsGetty Images – Getty
With schools closed for the foreseeable future, online learning has been put in place – but this isn’t entirely accessible for everyone.
CEO Paul Barber told talkSPORT the idea was inspired by a Brighton-supporting mother trying to educate her four children on just one laptop.
“I got an email from a mum, a fan, who is trying to homeschool four kids at the moment and they’ve got one device between them,” Barber said.
“That got us thinking about how we can make a difference.
“We launched the Albion As One fund, where the players made a significant contribution to get that going.
Brighton paid tribute to the NHS last yearBrighton and Hove Albion
“The directors, staff and fans contributed money too. We decided to use a bit of that to get some technology for the kids.”
For low-income families trying to juggle various responsibilities, help hasn’t always been forthcoming and it’s not the first time football has stepped in to help.
Marcus Rashford recently led the outcry against food parcels sent to families who usually rely on free school meals, which were alarmingly inadequate.
Rashford has led the fight against child food povertyInstagram
The Seagulls have been particularly active in the country’s fight against COVID-19, using the Amex Stadium as a testing centre back when the Premier League was suspended last year.
Brighton also released a special edition home shirt to thank the NHS and key workers for their work during the pandemic, with proceeds going towards the same Albion As One fund which has helped pay for the technology.

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